v. t.1.To bring in from abroad; to introduce from without; especially, to bring (wares or merchandise) into a place or country from a foreign country, in the transactions of commerce; - opposed to export. We import teas from China, coffee from Brazil, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Imported; p. pr. & vb. n. Importing.]
2.To carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify.
Every petition . . . doth . . . always import a multitude of speakers together.
- Hooker.
3.To be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern.
If I endure it, what imports it you?
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To signify; to purport; to be of moment.
n.1.Merchandise imported, or brought into a country from without its boundaries; - generally in the plural, opposed to exports.
2.That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like.
3.Importance; weight; consequence.
Most serious design, and the great import.
- Shak.
Noun1.import - commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
Synonyms: importation
export, exportation - commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
2.import - an imported person brought from a foreign country; "the lead role was played by an import from Sweden"; "they are descendants of indentured importees"
Synonyms: importee
3.import - the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambigtuous"
4.import - a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred; "the significance of his remark became clear only later"; "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication"
5.import - having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment that security"
Synonyms: consequence, moment
Verb1.import - bring in from abroad
export - sell or transfer abroad; "we export less than we import and have a negative trade balance"
2.import - indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"
Synonyms: spell
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